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Definitions of authoritative

  1. sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Having the right to demand obedience; with the air of being duly empowered; dictatorial; positive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Authoritatively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Having authority: dictatorial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. AUTHORITATIVENESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Having authority; positive; commanding. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Having due authority; having an air of authority; dictatorial. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Having an air of authority; positive; peremptory. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Commanding, imperative; possessing authority; proceeding from competent authority. Hence authoritatively adv., authoritativeness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Having due authority. Complete Dictionary
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